Admission to Ohio State
Prospective freshmen who plan to pursue a major in architecture, city and regional planning, or landscape architecture apply directly to Ohio State via Undergraduate Admissions. No additional or supplementary materials are required to be admitted to a Knowlton major.
All prospective freshmen applying to one of Knowlton's majors are strongly encouraged to apply to the Architecture, Landscape and City Scholars program on your Ohio State application. We recommend this community-based program as a starting point for any entering Knowlton student.
Learn more about the Architecture, Landscape and City Scholars program.
Dates and Deadlines
Early Action Deadline: NOVEMBER 15
Final Application Deadline: FEBRUARY 1
Applicants are encouraged to complete their application and submit required materials by Ohio State’s November early action deadline.
Prospective students that meet the early action deadline receive early notification of their admission decision and are given first consideration for university merit scholarships and admission to the Architecture, Landscape and City Scholars program.
For additional dates, see the Undergraduate Admissions.
First Year Exploration
Knowlton's three sections are closely aligned, and questions of practice, method, and impact overlap in productive ways. Architecture and Landscape Architecture share foundation courses and all freshmen are encouraged to explore and participate in the other disciplines. It is common for freshmen to discover during this exploration that a different Knowlton's major is a better fit.
Explore Knowlton's Courses & Curriculum.
If you discover that your preferred major is different than the one you were admitted to, see How to Change Your Major for more information about switching majors at Knowlton.
Ohio State Academy
Ohio State Academy is the name of the College Credit Plus program at Ohio State. Please note that all Knowlton undergraduate programs require four years to complete regardless of the amount of previous credit earned during high school.
High school students who complete Ohio State courses through the College Credit Plus program are eligible to enroll in some Knowlton courses but cannot enroll in major courses. Major courses require a student to be admitted to Ohio State as an undergraduate student. Access to computing, software, and other technology resources necessary to complete major courses is limited to students admitted to a Knowlton major.